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MPD Notable Calls 08/14/2020 to 08/17/2020

August 17, 2020 10:19 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 08/14/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/17/2020, MPD received 1,324 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (264), East (241), Midtown (190), North (207), South (134), West (190), and Other (98).  "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City.  This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency.

 

08/14

Priority calls only from 4:44 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 8:29 p.m. to 9:47 p.m. due to calls for service. 

EAST: Theft from Auto – 6:41 a.m.  The victim reported an unknown suspect entered his car overnight.  The victim observed items strewn about the area, presumably from other victim vehicles.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Damage to Property – 7:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a business where a bullet appeared to have struck the building.  A round of ammunition was recovered.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Theft from Auto – 8:42 a.m.  A victim reported several thousand dollars' worth of tools were stolen from his vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Death Investigation – 12:09 p.m.  Maintenance workers found a subject (64-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  There was nothing suspicious on scene.

MIDTOWN: Assist Fire – 4:39 p.m.  MFD and MPD were dispatched for a structure fire in the 2400 block of Allied Dr.  There were no reports of injured persons.  Cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

EAST: Sex Offense Misc – 7:31 p.m.  Witnesses observed the suspect (60-year-old male) in Hiestand Park engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and lewd and lascivious behavior.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 7:35 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of E Washington Ave and N Marquette St for a report of a suspect (22-year-old male) with a gun.  Officers learned the suspect did not threaten anybody with the firearm and was simply displaying it to curious onlookers.  Officers recovered the handgun and cited the suspect for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 9:55 p.m.  A victim reported the suspect (20-year-old male) threatened him with a gun while inside Stop & Shop at 501 State St.  Officers made contact with the suspect and found a loaded gun on his person.  The suspect was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct while armed, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 10:05 p.m.  During an argument between the suspect (35-year-old male) and victim, the suspect displayed a knife.  The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived and remains at large.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 10:59 p.m.  A victim reported his car was stolen from the area near Warner Park beach.  The victim had left the keys in the car.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

08/15

EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:10 a.m.  A victim reported a known suspect (29-year-old male) held a razor to her throat at the Microtel Inn and Suites.  The suspect fled the scene prior to officers' arrival and remains at large.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 7:57 a.m.  A subject arrived at a residence where she was pet sitting and discovered the sliding glass door at the rear of the home was shattered and left open.  The homeowner was contacted.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Found Property – 10:00 a.m.  An employee at Schmidt's Towing reported a customer discovered items in a recovered stolen vehicle that did not belong with the vehicle.  Officers recovered a purse related to a previously reported burglary.

SOUTH: Assist Police – 12:16 p.m.  Officers assisted Town of Madison PD with an investigation into a victim who jumped off a bridge on Fish Hatchery Rd over the beltline.  The victim was conscious and alert and was transported to the hospital.

SOUTH: Check Property – 12:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2800 block of Irvington Way for multiple calls about shots fired.  A check of the area determined the sounds were related to fireworks.

NORTH: Drug Incident – 1:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a business in the 4200 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject/suspect (28-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose in the parking lot.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was arrested/charged with possession of heroin and bail jumping (3 counts). 

EAST: Traffic Arrest – 3:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle/driver hitting two unoccupied parked vehicles and a metro bus in the area of Milwaukee St/Regis Rd.  The driver/suspect (45-year-old male) did not stop.  The vehicle pulled into a parking lot on E. Washington Ave where the suspect was contacted by officers.  A consent search of the suspect and vehicle yielded heroin and drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was arrested/charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, a probation hold and numerous traffic citations. 

WEST: Disturbance – 4:45 p.m.  Officers responded to Raymond Rd for a disturbance.  A victim was stabbed in the hand with a fork by a 31-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and battery. 

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 5:59 p.m.   A traffic stop by conducted by a Dane County Sheriff's Deputy that involved a stolen vehicle.  Two occupants were detained.  Attempts to contact the registered owner were unsuccessful.  Vehicle towed. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 33-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

08/16

Priority calls only from 3:40 a.m. to 4:38 a.m. due to calls for service. 

Priority calls only from 5:24 p.m. to 5:44 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 11:00 p.m. to 1:37 a.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Assist Police – 12:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a subject/suspect fleeing on foot from a traffic incident involving the Town of Madison PD.  MPD assisted with K9 search and utilizing the unmanned aircraft system.  Driver/suspect was located and arrested.  Town of Madison PD has the lead on this incident. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 20-year-old male suspect).  The suspect slapped the victim and locked her out of her residence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.  The suspect also had an outstanding warrant. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 3:32 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was intoxicated.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed, disorderly conduct (2 counts), domestic disorderly conduct (3 counts), battery and physical abuse of a child. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:28 a.m.  Officers made contact with a subject/suspect (24-year-old male) passed out at the intersection of State/Gorham.  The suspect was to be conveyed to detox but he resisted officers and sustained an injury.  The suspect obtained a medical clearance at a local hospital and was subsequently conveyed to jail on charges of resisting and felony bail jumping (2 counts).

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:08 a.m.  Officers responded to Woodman's on Milwaukee St for a subject/suspect (30-year-old male) passed out in the restroom.  MFD revived the suspect.  The suspect became resistive.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Probable cause developed to charge the suspect with disorderly conduct. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 8:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after a neighbor observed subjects/suspects going through a vehicle in a garage.  The neighbor yelled at the suspects who then fled in a vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (64-year-old female).  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 8:38 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from Tree Lane.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

SOUTH: Check Welfare – 8:46 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a juvenile after information was gathered that she may have been involved in an altercation.  Juvenile's boyfriend contacted and he was not cooperative with officers.  Juvenile not located/contacted.  Investigation continuing.  **The juvenile was located by her mother and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Officers attempted to connect with the juvenile but she did not want their involvement.  Juvenile safe and with her mother.  Officers disengaged.

NORTH: Child Abuse – 10:30 a.m.  A child was observed with a red mark and bruising on her face.  Parents both contacted by officers.  The child's father believed the child was injured while at her mother's home.  The child's mother denied this was the case and believed the father was retaliating.  Child Protective Services notified.  No safety concerns for the child identified.  No charges substantiated at this time.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 2:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for what was originally dispatched as a preserve the peace request.  Officers heard a verbal argument when they arrived on scene and observed a subject/suspect (32-year-old male) walking away from the residence.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

CENTRAL: Drug Incident – 2:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject/suspect (34-year-old female) experiencing a drug overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone which revived the suspect.  The suspect was found to have used heroin.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI). 

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 4:33 p.m.  Officers responded to State St for a report of a suspect (47-year-old male) threatening another subject with a knife.  The suspect was contacted.  No victim was located.  The suspect was arrested/charged with carrying a concealed weapon. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 4:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 56-year-old male suspect attempting to break in.  The suspect did not make his way into the residence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold.

EAST: Drug Incident – 5:50 p.m.  A K9 hit on a parked vehicle that was left running/unoccupied after an officer observed possible short-term traffic.  A loaded gun was located in the vehicle, along with drugs and drug paraphernalia.  The suspect (19-year-old male) remains at-large.  Vehicle towed.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:19 p.m.  Two vehicles tried to enter the middle lane on E. Washington Ave and the vehicles made contact.  A passenger from one of the vehicle's pulled out a gun.  The vehicles chased each other for a while and the suspect vehicle got away.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing.   

EAST: Missing Adult – 8:28 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (33-year-old female).  Concerns were identified for the subject's mental health.  Phone ping conducted but not successful.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Crash – 9:00 p.m.   Officers responded to a crash at University Ave/Craig Ave between a motorcycle and a vehicle.  The motorcycle driver/suspect (31-year-old male) was observed driving at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash.  The suspect attempted to leave the scene after the crash but he could not due to the damage to the bike.  The suspect was observed throwing an item into some nearby woods (a handgun was located/recovered).  The suspect sustained injuries that required medical attention.  The suspect was admitted to a local hospital.  The suspect will be charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense), intoxicated possession of a firearm and traffic citations. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:44 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a naked female on Old Middleton Rd.  The female could not be identified.  The female was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted and an emergency detention was not supported.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Area – 10:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a male subject armed with a gun.  Officers arrived in the area and did not locate the subject referenced or any signs of a disturbance. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fire.  A victim was identified and found to have a gunshot wound to the shoulder.  The victim lied about his identity and his explanation of what occurred was not clear.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 11:15 p.m.  Officers responded to Target on Junction Rd for a burglary in progress with staff in the store.  The suspect forced his way into the store through a window.  The suspect fled.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

08/17

MIDTOWN: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 12:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 53-year-old male suspect).  The suspect struck the victim in the knee and head with a hatchet.  The victim required medical attention.  The suspect was arrested/charged with substantial battery. 

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 1:52 a.m.  Officers responded to an alarm at Burlington Coat Factory on Zeier Rd.  A suspect was observed on video surveillance.  Suspect no longer on scene.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:04 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 4:08 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located unoccupied on Sunfish Court.  The vehicle is stolen out of Waterloo. 

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